Bookending Hair Colour with Footwear

One simple way to create outfit cohesion is to bookend the outfit by matching your footwear to the colour of your hair. The colour repetition frames the outfit and pulls it together.

Link Love: Comfort Footwear

I enjoyed Alyson Walsh’s article on how to keep your feet looking great when you’re older because it not only gives tips on …

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Results of the Recent YLF Survey

A big thank you to all of the 800+ people who took the YLF survey last week. It was a fantastic response, and over this last weekend we …

Rack Roundup: Breezy Pieces

Here’s a selection of well-priced items from the Nordstrom Rack that are fashionable and breezy for Summer. Although most of the …

Warm Versus Cold Weather Outfit Variety

It recently occurred to me that there is a lot more variety in my Spring and Summer style than there is in my Autumn and Winter style. …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 21, 2015

Nordstrom’s new shop by text programme, Lucky Magazine to become a quarterly, two new designer collaborations, and more style …

Link Love: Diversity in Fashion Today

During an CFDA panel earlier this month, a group of fashion insiders discussed their experiences with diversity in the fashion …

YLF Survey: Help Us to Understand Your Needs

The surveys we ran in the past gave us extremely useful information and informed some important decisions. With today’s survey …

Boho Lite in Arizona

Last month we visited friends in hot and dry Arizona, which is where these photographs were taken. This is one of the outfits I wore …

New: Add More Pictures to Your Finds

Another week and another frequently requested enhancement to Finds. You can now upload additional pictures to the Finds in your …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 20, 2015

Eileen Fisher’s sustainability plan, an H&M beauty collection, a popular fashion flick turns into a musical, and other …

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Link Love: Jewellery Aficionados

Three jewellery experts give advice on where to begin if you are thinking about starting a fine jewellery collection. After acquiring …

Prevent Maxi Skirt Uni-Leg with Front Side Slits

Casual maxi skirts that are flat and straight in front, like the Stem Maxi skirt on the right, look a little off to my eye. I …

Brand Spotlight: Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat handbags are made of vegan leather. Truly, the Matt & Nat imitation leather bag is a cut above the rest, which is …

New: Create Your Own Custom Finds

Until now there have been two ways to collect Finds. The easiest is to click the little heart icon on the top right of a Find card. The …

Outfit Formula: Fashionable Business Casual

Many of my clients have moved on from wearing classic bootcut trousers with a tucked blouse and blazer for business casual. …

Fab Find: Dressy Knitted Dress

A dressy knitted dress is a rare find and the Shirred Faux Wrap Dress from Banana Republic has been a HIT with my clients. There are …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 19, 2015

Macy’s is dipping its toes into the outlet market, Nordstrom is testing a curbside pickup service, a Frida Kahlo exhibition, and …

Link Love: The Met Gala 2015

Monday night’s Met Gala with its China: Through the Looking Glass theme was the talk of the town on style sites this week. …

Brand Spotlight: Sole Society Footwear

Sole Society makes fashionable, colourful, comfortable and relatively affordable footwear. Styles cost between $59.95 to $79.95 full …

Top Picks From the Nordstrom Sale Section

Here’s a roundup of Spring and Summer sale items that are on sale at Nordstrom right now. Items are both dressy and casual, and …

Team Orange or Team Purple

Research published by KISSMetrics found that orange was the least favourite colour amongst women, and that purple and blue were …

My Evolving Summer Footwear Capsule

I was recently shopping with a client for Summer footwear and we decided that she shouldn’t purchase more than two new pairs of …

Swimsuits: One-Piece or Two

My perspective hasn’t changed in the four years since I wrote “When to Stop Wearing a Bikini“: As long as you feel …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 18, 2015

A short documentary about Martin Margiela, Style.com to become an e-commerce site, Eva Chen stepping down at Lucky Magazine, and other …

White ‘70s Flares for Mum

May is sentimental for me because it’s the month my Mum passed away. Her style was classic and very ladylike, and denim …

April Recap: Seventies Style

The revival of seventies style was a big part of April here at YLF. And launching a complete refresh of the site design made it a big …

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Link Love: The Hunt for Vintage

Designer Nanette Lepore talks about her love for hunting down vintage pieces in Fashionista’s column How I Shop. The New York …

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Fashion News Roundup: Week 17, 2015

Kohl’s next design collaboration, an Adidas sustainability initiative, and other fashion news that made headlines this week. …

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Link Love: Going Green

In honour of Earth Day yesterday, I’m sharing some eco-friendly links and articles about sustainability initiatives that caught …

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Rethinking High-Rise Jeans

I prefer low-rise jeans and trousers because I find the fit more comfortable around my midsection. I remember wearing baggy and pleated …

Transitioning Your Feet into Summer Footwear

My feet need time to get used to Spring and Summer footwear styles after an Autumn and Winter of comfortable, cushioning socks and …

The Low-Slung Belted Tunic

A black, white and cognac outfit recently caught my eye at two different Banana Republic stores. The fluid black eyelet tunic was …

An Unexpected End to My Search for White Flares

I love my faded blue Love Story bellbot.....sp;and Greg does too. They were a wild card at the time I bought them, …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 16, 2015

Catherine Malandrino receives a prestigious award, the making of a Met Ball documentary, a new Nike collaboration, and more style news …

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Link Love: A Plus-Size Perspective

The Business of Fashion is currently running an interesting series on why the fashion industry is ignoring the plus-size market. Have a …

Graphic Spring Layers and an Old Trench

I’ve worn this outfit three times in one month because of its high happiness factor. It is not the most conventionally flattering …

Welcome to the New Look of YLF

As I’m sure you have noticed, this morning we started the next leg of YLF’s style journey with a completely refreshed …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 15, 2015

Uniqlo is coming to Seattle, ASOS is launching a line of bridesmaid dresses, pre-orders for the Apple Watch started today, and other …

Link Love: Dressing the Part

With so many forum members absolutely killing it in our Favourite Fashion Era Outfit Challenge on the forum this week, I thought it …

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Style Shift: When Intuition is the Enemy of Change

The current leg of my style journey involves some quite significant changes. As I mentioned earlier this year, I want to amp up the …

Fab Finds: Playful Casual Tops

These casual tops were winners on my clients last week. Some look fab with skinnies and leggings, while others look equally good with …

Making Sense of Culottes

Culottes have been a fringe trend for four years, and are finally getting mainstream traction. They are appealing …

Happy Ninth Birthday YouLookFab!

Nine years and one day since we posted the first post on YLF and I’m still constantly surprised at the way things have turned …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 14, 2015

Net-a-Porter is merging with Yoox, an exhibition featuring high-end mannequins, Chanel branching out into e-commerce, and more style …

Fab Finds at Banana Republic: 40% Off

Some of my clients have done well refreshing their Spring wardrobes at Banana Republic. All items here are tried and tested and most …

Link Love: Swimsuit Season

We are in the middle of swimwear season, so if you need a new bathing suit this year and like to have options, now’s the time to …

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New Feature: Random Outfit Generator

Having a wardrobe full of fabulous clothing, footwear and accessories is one thing, but putting it all together to create fabulous …